Green Common - Wan Chai

  • Health-food-store Health Store
    ( 2 reviews )

222 Queen’s Rd E, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China

Health food shop business by the people behind Green Monday. Many products are marked against suitability for vegan, egg free, dairy free, gluten free, organic. Open Mon-Sat 9:30am-8:30pm, Sun 10:30am-8:30pm.

Reviews (2)

First Review by Stevie

Green Common - Wan Chai, Hong Kong - Edit

I went here expecting great things going by the amount of anti dairy material they have on their website. It was thus disappointing to find that they have products made with dairy.

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-02

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green common - wan chai - Edit

been there a few times since it opened, but before today hardly bought anything more than a box of tofu.

it's a spacious, comfortable place where one can browse in comfort. there's also a water container for customers to top up their water (first time i've seen it in hk).

on one occasion, i noticed that one of their items (a small bottle of truffle cream) contained parmigiano reggiano cheese, which, if genuine, necessitates the use of calf rennet. i emailed them about it on a saturday and within the day was told that they had been informed by their supplier that it was vegetarian, but that the item would be removed until its vegetarian status was confirmed. when i went back recently, i was glad to see that it had indeed been taken off the shelf.

while they introduce local products such as happycow dairy-free ice cream, raiz the bar chocolate and foodcraft salads/yoghurts, prices are on the high end (eg mary's gone crackers is about hkd10 more than that from just greens, which is just a few minutes' walk away). quite a few products contain e numbers, if that bothers you, so read the labels before buying.

* probably not related to the shop, but the shitake bolognese zoodles by foodcraft looked really dry and unappetising but when mixed with the sauce was surprisingly delicious; i would definitely eat it again. the dressing for the kale spicy spirulina ranch salad (also by foodcraft) was a tad too thick and dry though.

if anyone from the shop is reading, it's hard to view the price labels on the lower refrigerated shelves without resorting to an unglamorous squatting position.

Pros: purportedly all vegetarian products

Cons: expensive, caveat emptor

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